Hong Kong vs Afghanistan
Group B, World Cup Qualifiers
March 8, 2018, has another riveting contest in-store as a beleaguered Afghanistan take on Hong Kong. Here’s a complete analysis of When and Where to watch the fixtures.
Analyzing the teams and the marquee players to watch out for:
Afghanistan who had come into the tournament after a resounding win over the Windies in the warm-up fixture received a serious jolt to their aspirations of qualifying for the 2019 showpiece event in England after being comprehensively beaten by Scotland and then a team who they’ve beaten in five straight bilateral series, Zimbabwe in a nail-biting thriller by two runs. While Rashid Khan came back valiantly after going through one of his worst days as an international cricketer in the opening encounter, Afghanistan’s batting was a big let-down besides Rahmat Shah and Mohammad Nabi as they failed to achieve the modest target of 197 set by the hosts. The match against Hong Kong offers a chance for the Afghans to redeem themselves in a bid to stay afloat in the tournament.
While the pitches and conditions at Bulawayo were expected to suit the Hong Kong bowlers especially their spinner Babar Hayat and Anshuman Rath, their batting was found wanting as four wickets from Scottish offspinner Tom Sole ripped through their middle-order resulting in a humiliating 91 all-out, with only three batsmen crossing single digits.
The encounter between the Windies and UAE will be played at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare.
The live telecast of the match can be streamed at Star Sports Select 2/HD
The viewers can catch the coverage of the mouth-watering clash at 12:45 PM IST.
Viewers can also stream the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 online at Hotstar.com